Shopping for artisanal food is not a hard thing to do in Brooklyn — most neighborhoods boast at least one place to stock up on gourmet snacks, sweets, booze, and provisions. Here are five of our favorite gourmet food shops in Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights.
Brooklyn Victory Garden (Clinton Hill)
This cozy haven on bustling Fulton Street sells specialty meat, cheese, breads, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Most products are locally, ethically, and sustainably sourced — the store motto is “local goods for the local good.” The herbs are actually grown in the store’s backyard garden!
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Victory Garden.
Capriole Goat Cheese’s “Sofia” at Stinky’s | via Facebook
Stinky BKLYN (Cobble Hill)
For one of the best selections of cheese in Brooklyn, head to Stinky’s. Besides the many varieties of cheese there are teas, dry goods, charcuterie, crackers, jam, chocolate, and gift baskets. You can also just stop in for a specialty sandwich, made at the store, paired with one of the local beers kept on tap.
Bierkraft has a heavy selection | via Facebook
Bierkraft (Park Slope)
Do you love all your food paired with beer? Then Bierkraft is the place for you. The store offers a huge selection of unique craft beers sold in bottles, cans, and refillable growlers. There are also sandwiches, cheeses, and meats available. If you’re intimidated by all that beer, don’t be afraid to ask one of the easygoing employees for their recommendation.
Artisanal goodies all in one place | BKLYN Larder via Facebook
BKLYN Larder (Prospect Heights)
This high-end deli specializes in artisanal cheeses, salumi, and provisions. But locals really cram into the Larder for house-made prepared foods, including sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast, and sweets. For dessert, do not miss the homemade gelato!
Get your cheese fix here | via Bedford Cheese Shop
Bedford Cheese Shop (Williamsburg)
The owners of this small, independently run cheese shop work directly with farms in order to select cheeses at their perfect peak. The small staff of experts will also help you pick the perfect one — and they offer samples! Bedford Cheese Shop also sell charcuterie, specialty pasta, pantry items, and gift baskets.